More Plugs, More Rants

I Hope that everybody’s doing well and that if you do that sort of thing, that your Christmas shopping is almost done. Mine is just about finished. I have to buy things for about 4 or 5 more people, and I know what I’m going to get all but 2 of them. So, does anybody have any ideas for what I should get my Mom and Dad? If you do I’d appreciate them, they’re really hard to buy for this year. Just keep in mind before you suggest anything that my Mom isn’t your typical Mom and that there’s a pretty good chance that my Dad will be too drunk to remember what I got him anyway. I don’t generally make talking about my personal life a habit, but the guy’s so messed up that he can’t even remember which year the whole family left him, how sad is that? I love to drink and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it, but Jesus Christ, what that stuff does to some people is just tragic. I thank my lucky stars every day that I took more after my Mom and didn’t inherit my Dad’s addictive personality.

But enough about that. While we’re talking about Christmas, I need to say something. I am by no means a religious person, but can we please knock off all of this “holiday tree” bullshit? It’s a Christmas tree. that’s what it’s called, that’s what it is. It’s a symbol of Christmas in the same way that a menorah is a symbol of Hanukkah, but you don’t hear me talking about the menorah like it’s nothing more than some sort of fucked up candle holder. What ever happened to live and let live? Sure, Christmas is everywhere, but it always has been. We live in a part of the world where the celebration of Christmas in either it’s marketed or religious forms is taken part in by a majority of the citizenry, and there’s no good reason to change that because we also live in a part of the world where everyone, be they majority or otherwise, is free to celebrate whatever he wants whenever he chooses. If I want to wish somebody a merry Christmas on my way to the mall where I’ll then proceed to spend way too much money on shit that my friends are probably going to hate and bring back as soon as the stores open up again, it’s my right to do that. By the same token, if you want to be a miserable prick because somebody has the nerve to be who they are, it’s your right to do that, just don’t fuck with my symbols while you’re doing it, that’s all I ask.

It’s kind of strange being back in my own house after spending so much time away from it in the last little while. I think that in some ways I still haven’t adjusted to living alone, because every time I come back here I’m always amazed to discover that everything is still exactly where I put it before I left. I’m not sure if I’ll ever entirely get used to that.

Ok, time for a couple of plugs.

Salty Ham’s countdown of the Top 50 Current Wrestlers is still rolling along, and the second part of it is now posted
here
for your reading pleasure. Or maybe pleasure isn’t the right word, you make the call.

And before I go, I wanted to let everybody know that Flagg is back! He writes about TV now, and just like before, he’s still all kinds of awesome. You can check out his newest column by clicking
here.

Ok, I’m gone for now. I’m sure you’ll hear from me before too long, but just in case you don’t, have a safe and happy holiday season no matter what you’re celebrating. that even goes for you politically correct sacks of shit out there who don’t want me to celebrate anything. What can I say, I’m feeling charitable, it is Christmas after all.

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